The China and the World Program (C&WP) at Columbia University congratulates Dr. Julian Gewirtz, recent C&WP fellow, on joining the staff of the Biden Administration's National Security Council as Director for China. As part of his new position, he will advise on and coordinate U.S. policy toward China. While at C&WP, he published articles on U.S.-China relations in Foreign Affairs, on China's reassessment of interdependence in China Leadership Monitor, and on AIDS in China in Past & Present. He also taught a course in Columbia's History Department on the international history of the People's Republic of China. We wish him the very best in his new role.
Julian Gewirtz is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, 2017) and a new book on the tumult, legacies, and historical manipulation of China's 1980s (Harvard University Press, 2021). He received his doctorate in modern Chinese history in 2018 from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been a Lecturer in History at Harvard, a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Special Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy. His research is published in the Journal of Asian Studies, Past & Present, and Foreign Affairs. He has also written on Asia for publications including The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Politico, Caijing, Caixin, and Harper’s. (Twitter: @JulianGewirtz)